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McG to Direct Fourth ‘Terminator’; New Script-Submitting Web Site Launches

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

On Friday, I received a tip from a new source stating that McG (born Joseph McGinty Nichol) will direct the fourth “Terminator” film, which is currently titled “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins”.

Scene Spoiler: Reader Submits Full ‘Eagle Eye’ Report For Nov. 15 Filming in Chicago

Michelle Monaghan (left) and Rosario Dawson

As we’ve been reporting here, “Eagle Eye” – a DreamWorks picture staring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson and Billy Bob Thornton – has been filming at various locations across Chicago over the past two weeks.

Seth Rogen to Play Lead in ‘Zack & Miri Make a Porno’

Seth Rogen

I just received official word from the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films that Seth Rogen (“Knocked Up,” “Superbad”) will play the lead in “Zack & Miri Make a Porno” from writer/director Kevin Smith and producer Scott Mosier.

‘I Am Legend’ Unveils Viral Site I-Am-Immune.com

I-Am-Immune.com for I Am Legend

The power of the talking mouth is the best and cheapest form of PR there is. Films are increasingly cashing in on the viral wave using Web sites to spur conversation and create an evocative attachment.

Following Wrap in Hong Kong, ‘The Dark Knight’ Begins Post-Production Work

The Dark Knight

Now that Hong Kong filming is a wrap for “The Dark Knight,” post-production work has officially begun, according to a very informative article in Screen Magazine that names the players involved.

DreamWorks Sets Milestone, Inks Four-Picture Deal With IMAX 3D

IMAX

The man means business. On July 12, 2007, I published an interview with IMAX Filmed President Greg Foster in Time Out Chicago where he promised “the vast majority will be in 3D” down the road.

‘The Mist’ Interview Transcript With Frank Darabont, Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Chris Owen

The Mist

On Nov. 6, I joined a conference call on “The Mist” with director Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption”), Marcia Gay Harden (“Rails & Ties”), Thomas Jane (“The Punisher”) and Chris Owen (“American Pie”).

On ‘The Mist’: The Best Stephen King Quote Ever?

The Mist movie poster

In what could be the best Stephen King quote ever, I heard word Tuesday morning that he said the following at a press conference on Monday about “The Mist,” which is based on his novella:

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘August Rush,’ ‘Beowulf,’ ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’

August Rush advance screening

Free advance-screening movie passes. No catch. Just click the link and RSVP for a pass in your city. These are courtesy of FilmMetro.com. “August Rush” has especially wide availability across the U.S.

Top 10 RorysDeathKiss.com Joker Photos For ‘The Dark Knight’ Viral Marketing

Rory's Death Kiss photo from The Dark Knight

The photos are flooding in for “The Dark Knight” viral marketing campaign as directed by RorysDeathKiss.com, which lit up on Oct. 31.

Theater: Joyce Piven’s ‘What Dreams May Come’ a Mitzvah Lost in Adaptation

What Dreams May Come

CHICAGO – Before you’re served this meal, you’re treated to a backstory of four integral ingredients that are three parts encouragement and one part concern.

Debut Film ‘Killer Bean Forever’ Coming From ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ Animator Jeff Lew

Killer Bean Forever

Jeff Lew, the lead animator for “The Matrix Reloaded” and an animator for “X-Men,” is taking special effects into his own hands in his feature-length directorial debut of “Killer Bean Forever”.

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  • Orange is the New Black

    CHICAGO – Orange Day is Friday (July 27, 2018)… as in “Orange is the New Black.” That’s when Season Six will be available for download from Netflix, as the online series continues to showcase the women inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary, three of whom are played by Taylor Schilling (Piper), Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Dascha Polanco (Daya).

  • Everybody, Brown Paper Box Co

    CHICAGO – When is the last time a stage play, based in an intimate setting, made you think about your life, death, and the destiny inherent in both? “Everybody,” staged by Brown Paper Box Co. (BPBCo), is such a play, and the energetic aura and sense of surprise that the show contains is soul soothing wonder. The show has various evening/matinee performances at the Pride Arts Center in Chicago run through August 12, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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